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Microsoft prices UK Xbox One games at £50

Microsoft has priced its first-party Xbox One games at £49.99 in the UK. Having recently confirmed that it’ll offer software for the upcoming console at $59.99 in the US, the company has begun listing prices on its online store in the UK.

Microsoft developed titles Forza Motorsport 5 and Kinect Sports Rivals will cost £49.99, as will third-party developed but Microsoft published games Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3. Accessories such as the Xbox One Wireless Controller and the Play and Charge Kit have yet to priced.

In February, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton told CNBC that PS4 game prices will range from $.99 to $60 for full retail titles, although SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida wouldn’t confirm this in an interview conducted with Kotaku at E3 last month.

Activision and Ubisoft also declined to offer next-gen software pricing plans when contacted by Kotaku. However, EA chief operating officer Peter Moore suggested during an E3 analyst call that his firm won't be raising the cost of games, noting: "You see a $60 price for a next-gen game whereas we believe [with digital downloads] we can get $70, $80, $90 from the consumer, but it's a $60 price point."

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One will launch in 21 markets this November priced at £430 / $500. PS4 will be released “this holiday” priced at £349 / €399 / $399.

7 comments

  • zombieflamingo - July 24, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    Thats just the RRP what the shops will sell them at will be different. All the PS3 and 360 games just now have a £49.99 RRP as well.
  • XvXNelsonXvX - July 24, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    Microsoft are so harsh on consumers in the UK. Games here cost £39.99, the only exception being FIFA which cost me £42.99. And now prices are being risen up to £49.99? I already know that FIFA 14 is £54.99 in the UK as EA have told us and this is beyond ridiculous for a game that's almost a carbon copy of FIFA 14. I can't believe yet again consumers in the UK are being dealt an unfair card by consumers in the US. The price for the Xbox One is more than it would be in the USA and its the same old story with Apple. All their products are way cheaper in the US than the UK.
  • tomthespesh - July 25, 2013 6:48 a.m.

    As zombie flamingo said, most games here have a 50 quid RRP but are normally cheaper. As for the console price one reason it's higher is because of our 20% VAT whereas America has sales tax that can vary between states, so their price might be before sales tax which could put it above the $500 price.
  • jh4911 - July 25, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    20% is just an excuse if you do the maths you're normally paying well over the odds in the UK. Also I'm fairly sure no state has a 20% VAT.
  • tomthespesh - July 26, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    Using the magic of google and a currency converter $500 is £324.57 add VAT and it goes up to £389.88 so yeah we get shafted for 40 quid which is a bit shit. But again with sales tax over there the we might still pay more but the difference might be less. Though I might also be completely wrong about that :P
  • jh4911 - July 27, 2013 3:29 a.m.

    Sounds about right.
  • Talvari - July 24, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    ...Nope. That's all I can say to this. >.>

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